Pavel Iwaszkiewicz is a student at Greendale Community College. He was once Abed's neighbor from a nearby dorm room and they connected through their shared Polish ancestry becoming good friends. Both are fluent in the language and often speak to each other exclusively in Polish. He is a member of the school's AV Club and often assists Abed in his film projects. His first appearance was in the Season One episode "Home Economics". He is portrayed by actor Dominik Musiol.
Pavel is introduced during the study group's first year at Greendale when Jeff had been forced to move in with Abed in his dorm room. He accidentally upset Britta when she visited the dorm room by singing "Gettin' Rid of Britta" , a song her ex-boyfriend Vaughn Miller wrote about their break-up ("Home Economics"). He is later seen in the study group's sophomore year when Troy and Abed were had built a blanket fort in Abed's dorm room. Impressed with the structure, he was invited by the duo to help expand the fort with any extra linens he might have ("Conspiracy Theories and Interior Design").
He later seen alongside Garrett assisting Abed with a documentary he is shooting on Pierce's bequeathing to the study group ("Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking"). During the election for a new Greendale student body president, he informs Abed that Agent Robin Vohlers and the Secret Service are ransacking his dorm room believing him to be a threat to the visiting Vice-President ("Intro to Political Science"). At the end of the year, Pavel participates in the annual paintball assassination tournament but is eliminated by The Black Rider ("A Fistful of Paintballs").